RYOKANS providing rooms with private open-air baths
Book Rurikura Resort in Zao Onsen (Yamagata)— Six rooms that come with open-air baths. All rooms command a view of the mountains of Zao. The hot spring baths of the four group inns nearby can be enjoyed for free. 1 min. by walk to the ropeway station bound for the peak of Mount Zao.
Access: Two hours 45 minutes by JR Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Yamagata Station, then 35 minutes by bus to Zao Onsen Bus Terminal and 5-min shuttle bus ride from there
Private Onsens (For couples, families, tattoo wearers)
(1) Rooms with hot-water open-air spa available
(2) Rental hot spring baths for private use (outside guest rooms): 2 baths
Spring quality/qualities (Please refer to this page for the health merits)
Acid spring, Sulfur spring, Sulfate spring, Chloride spring
Tourist spots nearby
Okama Crater and Mount Zao, Zao Snow Monsters (late January to early March), Ginzan Onsen, Yamadera Temple
Top hot spring and ski resort – Zao, Tohoku
Zao is famous for its snow monsters (December to March, and its current peak is mid-February). Enjoy the view while skiing, snowboarding, or riding the ropeway. Also famous for its fine snow.
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